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  1. Silicon Valley, series 4, but I'm rewatching the whole thing, too. Love this show. I'm also rewatching all of Red Dwarf on Netflix, even though I own it on DVD...
  2. Most favorite level from Episode 3

    I like Erebus a lot, I've always loved open maps like the Factory and Dead Zone as well, but in Episode 3 Limbo is probably my favourite. I like the flow of the map and I was always satisfied to max Limbo, including using the rad suits to minimise damage ahead of the exit to the final battle.
  3. 100K

    Would this be some of that fake news I keep hearing about these days? I really don't understand the internet any more. The sweet spot was when I joined this forum, late 2001. I've been saying for ten years that Facebook peaked in 2007, visually and, given my age now, relevancy / content wise, too. And as for Doom, that increasingly feels like a childhood blanky that I need to throw myself under at times.
  4. I really appreciate you putting the time in to that list, including the links - thank you. Exactly what I was looking for, and great to see some of my favourite mappers represented including Chris Lutz, probably my favourite Doom 1 mapper period, and he's put in to another TUD 4 episode megawad? Wow. Tough to know where to start! I now have 173MB of zips on my USB stick. I'd better book an extra week off :) Had to go fishing as many of the mirrors seem to be down this morning, but thank goodness for mancubus.net (Manc, wherever you are, I love you man). Interestingly, from having to do a manual search on /idgames, I see the search function doesn't seem to like two words - I had no results with TNT Revilution and 50 Monsters, but they turned up under TNT and 50 respectively. Ling? I have noted all the other suggestions too, thanks... don't stop! Heh, thanks. It's one of the fishes which go a loooong way back on these forums. It wasn't one of the first though, just followed the trend. I made the original bmp but IIRC community member and contributor DSM made this much funkier and more colourful gif for me. It looked better at 36x36 though :P
  5. I'm (shamefully) out of the loop on the good work that's doubtless been released these past few years. I'm going somewhere for a week where I'll only have a really old machine of mine with, wait for it... an Athlon XP and a Radeon 9800 Pro. Yep, it's the best of 2003. A bit of dooming on a 4:3 monitor and very little internet, might actually be quite cathartic. Almost looking forward to it. So looking for anything that'll run in zdoom adequately on that hardware, released recently. Ideally mapsets, longer the better. Hit me with your recommendations and I'll put them on a USB. Thanking you...
  6. Is 1440p worth it?

    The whole 144hz thing is another factor, and one about which I know nothing. I mean, I understand the technicalities, but haven't seen one in the flesh so I don't know if the cash would be better headed toward, say, a 144hz 1080p display than a ~60hz 1440p. Perhaps I'll just have to haul my ass to PC World or somewhere and try to see for myself. That would probably give me more card options, because I think I'm right in saying you don't need to be at the 980 Ti level to be getting around 140 or whatever FPS in most titles. Ling I seem to remember yours is a g-sync setup? And that you were pretty excited about it - has that held up?
  7. Megawads vs Megamaps

    Yup, megawads of megamaps. Only half joking... I appreciate a megamap as a one-off project, and I think they can be better for some authors' sanity... But I really appreciate a megawad that builds flow through a single episode, or better yet, multi-episodic theme in the bigger ones. Start with small, tight maps and build to more expansive ones with bigger monster counts, more and tougher secrets etc. Making the most out of the secret maps scores highly with me. I know modern ports take away the need to be tied to the 32 map and episodic shifts, but I think it's somehow just right and if done well, it's the best. People often knock Evilution, but I thought it did this particularly well. Some tough, tight maps, then more expansive tech maps before a hell themed last ten maps. Always best to end with hell.
  8. Steam sales

    Fallout 4. I've put it off because the user reviews have been a bit crappy - I can appreciate the move away from RPG elements has annoyed some, but as a shooter guy historically I figured I'd still get enough out of it at £10 now. That was all though - I have a fair bit of stuff to play through from previous sales and these days I tend to buy more than I have time for.
  9. Is 1440p worth it?

    I built my current machine last year which is Asus z170 based, running a 6600k at 4.4Ghz and Vengeance RAM at 3Ghz. I re-used my monitor and graphics as I didn't want to lay down all the cash in one go so they are the weak links, so now I'm thinking of moving everything up to speed. I currently have two R9 270s in Crossfire. I ran a single one for a couple of years; I added the second a few months back as a cheap bandaid but of course it does nothing for Doom, and with such variable support and performance scaling I'm thinking it's time to cut my losses and open my wallet again for a single card solution. My monitor is an 8-year-old 23" Samsung 1080p. Nothing really wrong with it, but I'm finding myself wanting to give the newer titles a go in QHD. More to the point, I'm putting off playing the newer titles in my Steam library. Amazon has Asus 24" and AOC 27" QHD monitors at ~£200. The card is probably going to have to be used from ebay. I don't really want to pay through the nose for a new 10xx card. My whole life I have used ATi / AMD cards, but I find myself looking hard at the 980 Ti for 1440p. I have a Corsair Carbide case that can handle the long versions. Are these likely to have been on mining duty? Have you made the switch to 1440p and would recommend it? How are your frame rates?
  10. Favourite Fast Food Place?

    In the UK from that list we only have McDs, BK, Subway and Pizza Hut with any regularity. We have other places instead but I voted Subway because a footlong with a drink for a fiver is p. much always the best value option and most filling and fresh vs the fast food competition. I quite like the taste of BK but there's a lot of inconsistency in quality between outlets and let's face it, it's not wholesome food. Aside from the saver menu or special offers it's not great value, either. I never go to McDonalds these days. I used to like a Big Mac when I was a kid, but that's it really, I think McDs is for kids. Also not good value, at least not in this country. I never liked Pizza Hut. Maybe it's better now but if I want pizza I will go somewhere proper and preferably Italian to have it. Domino's lunchtime collect offer is ok and I will do it once in a while, but I know that's a slightly different thing to this.
  11. It is where, which and why. I have a MA in English so if the teacher disagrees tell them this forum guy from England officially overrules them :P Oh and btw, in your original post you should say "neither where nor why are considered relative pronouns" /smartass ;) http://youfailit.net/qdb/?170
  12. Electricians of doomworld, is this safe?

    There's a bit of a strain on the cable so I wouldn't leave them like that permanently, but assuming it's wired correctly and the cable is insulated and not too crimped, which it shouldn't be from just the weight of a bulb fitting, there's nothing really dangerous about it.
  13. Top 10 Favourite Apogee/3D Realms Games

    ROTT followed shortly by Duke Nukem 3D and Shadow Warrior
  14. If you were to remove a Doom II enemy...

    Fucking revenants, always and everywhere, every single time. This is personal.
  15. I'll assume that you are using a modern sourceport to play Doom and that your monitor and video settings are all normal. If you have issues like this in gaming it could be an issue with your vision. Do you play in a dark room? Try turning up the lights or letting more natural light in and adjust the game gamma settings accordingly. Do you wear prescription lenses? You may need an eye test or updated prescription. If your eyes are straining in any way it can cause headaches. If those things don't help you should see a physician, especially if it gets any worse.